Evolution of Formal Organizations

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Evolution of Formal Organizations 1 Evolution of Formal Organizations Introduction to Sociology SOC/120
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Evolution of Formal Organizations 2 The evolution of formal organization has it own story. Different groups were known to exist since the early period of existence and most of them turned as form of different organizations. As the world and the humans went on evolution, the way in which the organizations functioned also underwent on different phases of changes. With improvement in living conditions and changes in the laws and policies of living, formal organizations also implemented and adapted new theories. Improvements in many aspects of formal organizations took place, which caused significant changes that caused great impacts on human life (Hansen, 2003). We know that there are different kinds of groups. A large secondary group organized to attain certain goals efficiently, operating deliberately to not meet the personal needs; however accomplishing complex jobs is what is known as a formal organization. Business corporations and government agencies are examples of formal organization. Tracing back from the early years, the characteristics of organizations has completely changed in many ways. The hardships experienced with the hierarchy and rigidity of the bureaucratic organizations, formal organization was born. It went over hardship and challenges to gain from its evolutionary changes (Hansen, 2003). As a great social and political challenge, the race and gender issue became great challenges faced by formal organization. Females and members of minority groups were excluded from large formal organizations. Females and other minorities were considered as weak, less effective and less competent members of the organization thus more advantages were grasped by the male gender. In the early years, Japanese organizations was known to exist which reflected the nation’s collective spirit and that posed as another great in the development of formal organizations. The United States organizations’ hiring and advancement strategies
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Evolution of Formal Organizations 3 involved promotion and raises in salaries as rewards to be achieved by winning in individual competitions. Meanwhile, the Japanese organizations strategies involved hiring of new school graduates together who were given the same salary and responsibilities. There was also a big difference in the employee’s lifetime security. It was common for a U.S. employee to move from one company to another for career advancement and layoffs during economic set back were a usual event. For the Japanese organizations, workers are hired for a lifetime, fostering a mutual
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